Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.

Broadcast NT Live: Deep Blue Sea
Thursday 1 September7pm
Deep Blue Sea (12A)

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

Set in a flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London in 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.

With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments
Music West End Workshop
Saturday 3 September
9.30am - 4.30pm

This summer 'West End in Wales' is proud to present 'West End Workshop' at The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead!

Led by Industry professionals, West End Workshop is a whole day of Acting, Singing and Dance Workshops for 5-18 year olds.

Students will then have the opportunity to perform with the professionals in 'West End in Wales' : A Night of Song and Dance (Performance at 7.30pm)

For more information or to book your place call 01407 763361 or visit

Music West End in Wales presents: An Evening of Song and Dance
Saturday 3 September7.30pm
An Evening of Song and Dance

West End in Wales presents an Evening of Song and Dance.

Bringing West End Talent to Wales. Starring Emma Bispham (Blood Brothers), Craig Ryder (We will Rock You), Laura Mansell (Godspell), and Adam Lyons (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

Also on stage will be those who took part in the workshop held earlier in the day.

£10, £8 gostyngiadau a myfyrwyr/concessions
Drama A Time to Remember
Saturday 17 September8pm
A Time to Remember

Written and Directed by Michael Ferguson.

A Time To Remember, a play presented by the Greenore Drama Group, is a fictional account of the story of the SS Connemara and Retriever disaster 1916.

The SS Connemara was rammed amidships by the incoming collier The Retriever beside the Haulbowline lighthouse on the 3rd of November 1916. A tragic tale of the sea.  The death toll was only limited by the fact that war time restritions on passenger numers meant that the full compliment of 800 souls was not allowed to travel.


Broadcast National Theatre Live:
The Threepenny Opera (15)

Thursday 22 September7pm

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

Please find YouTube trailer here

£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments

Drama RSC Live: Cymbeline

Wednesday 28 September 7pm

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain.  When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him.  But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both.

Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers.

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Please find trailer here


3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments 
Drama The Revlon Girl
Saturday 8 October7.30pm

The Revlon Girl is an original play based on the events surrounding the Aberfan Disaster of 1966. Written by Neil Anthony Docking ('Casualty', 'Emmerdale'), directed by Maxine Evans ('Stella', 'Call the Midwife') and set 8 months after the tragedy, the play draws on the real life story of a small group of bereaved mothers who met every Tuesday above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh (without feeling guilty). At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and realised how much they had let themselves go. Afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give a talk on beauty tips.

The Revlon Girl must surely rank as one of the best pieces of new writing in London at the moment’.

                                                                                             Ian Foster, There Ought To Be Clowns

2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama RSC Live: King Lear

Wednesday 12 October 7pm
King Lear

King Lear has ruled for many years.  As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.

Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare in this, one of Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays.

3 hrs 30
             £10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
The Ucheldre Kitchen will be open for pre-performance light refreshments 
Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture